The creators of the Halo franchise have been secretly working on its next major franchise – Destiny. The studio recently revealed plans for a grand unveiling of the game and Bungie’s vision for the series this Sunday.
On Bungie’s official Facebook page, the studio dropped a post stating that more news about the game will be revealed in just a few days.
Welcome to the official Destiny Facebook page. Official Destiny news is coming soon!
You can be the first to see the reveal of Destiny right here on Feb. 17 (T-Minus 5 days).
Just a few months ago a document was leaked that revealed the plot behind Destiny. The game is apparently about the last city on Earth where a strange alien ship hovers over the planet like a second moon. Aliens and monsters have started creeping towards Earth from the outer rim of the galaxy to overtake the planet. Young ‘knights’ are tasked with defending what’s left of humanity.
The game will be MMO-like, offering the ability to play with a friend co-op to explore the world together. The logo from the leaked doc and images reveal that the game is set to release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. However, a document uncovered via court ruling in Infinity Ward Zampella and West case showed that there was some kind of contract between Bungie and Activision.
Apparently the contract stipulated that the game would release on the Xbox 360 and 720 first along with the first DLC. Activision would have the right to release the game on the PS3 and PS4 one year later.
It seems more than likely Microsoft fired the first shot with the next gen consoles by purchasing timed exclusivity for Bungie’s game, which probably wasn’t cheap. We haven’t seen Microsoft buy timed exclusivity in quite some time with the Xbox 360. It appears that the company is back to its tricks with the imminent release of next gen consoles.
Its odd that Bungie would pick Feb 17 out of the blue to unveil its new game, just three days ahead of Sony’s event. The fact that Bungie is not unveiling the game at Sony’s event could be an indication that this is an attempt to steal some of the PS4’s thunder come February 20th courtesy of Microsoft.